At 6:30 pm on Wednesday evening, sixteen municipalities in the Outaouais have been listed as being in an emergency situations via the Urgences Québec website. So far, five high flood conditions have been reported in the Pontiac region. The list includes the municipalities of Clarendon, Isle-aux-Allumettes, Mansfield-and-Pontefract, Pontiac and Waltham. Forecasts from the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board indicates that water levels and flows on the main stretch of the Ottawa River exceeded the major flood thresholds early Wednesday and are expected to continue rise in the next few days due to increased runoff from precipitation and snowmelt.
To contact municipalities affected by emergency measures due to floods:
Clarendon: call 819-647-3862
L’Isle-aux-Allumettes: dial 819 689-2266
Mansfield-et-Pontefract: call 819 683-2944
Pontiac: read the information online | call 819 455-2401
Waltham: dial 819-689-2057
Campbell’s Bay: 819-648-5811